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. today, b.p. pleaded guilty to criminal charges and agreed to pate largest fine in u.s. history more than two years after its drilling operation killed 11 workers and unleashed the largest accidental oil still ever. the deepwater horizon exploded in the gulf of mexico on the night of april captioning sponsored by cbs third with lying to congress. manuel bojorquez is in new orleans with details of what b.p. knew before the explosion. >> reporter: the two former b.p. employees charged with manslaughter were the highest ranking. supervisors on deepwater horizon. they were in charge of the test that signaled grave danger the afternoon of the explosion. the test found signs that combustible gas was seeping into the well. the indictment alleges b.p. managers, robert kaluza, and donald vidrine, failed to call engineers on shore to discuss the abnormal readings. instead, they allowed work on the well to continue. the gas came up the well and exploded. u.s. attorney general eric holder: >> this is an indication, and i hope perhaps a vindication, that we have shown and the company has admitted that
, jason auer was helping clean out a relative's wrecked house, and mark strassmann is reporting for us it in new jersey tonight. mark. >> reporter: i want to show you something, scott. all this is the aftermath of sandy, a growing mountain of debris. that pile is construction material, furniture, and appliances. over there, what's ret of belmar's famed boardwalk, that pile splintered by sandy, and that peel ground up for scrap. and town after town on the jersey shore had a pile of ruin just like this with no place to go. >> i've never seen this much material in our building before. >> reporter: dominic mazza's waste removal business has collected 7500 tons of debris since sandy hit. >> you can't get to out-of-state landfills. it's backed up smear it's backed up on the streets. >> reporter: mazza can't get rid of it all because there aren't enough statement-licensed trucks to haul it all away. some debris mounds contain potential health hazards. >> oil, paint cans. there are refrigerators an refrigerators and toxic chemicals that get released into air. >> reporter: and those are now sit
us that none of the vote has been counted. how can you say that mitt romney has won west virginia? well, all of our cbs news projections tonight will be based on the vote that has been counted and also our exit polling. we have been talking to voters in all of these states all day long as they've left the polling places and based on that exit poll information, we will project winners in these states and we will do so only when we have complete confidence in that projection. now let's look at that battleground states that we keep referring to tonight. these are the states that could go either way. these are the states that are going to tip the balance tonight for one candidate or the other. the polls have closed in a few of them, but many are still voting. in the state of virginia, we do not have a projection, but this is the tabulated vote as we see it so far. just 2% of the vote has been counted. mitt romney out with a lead there. this is a state that president obama won by 6% in 2008, but again, the mitt romney lead may or may not last because only 2% of the vote has been counte
it was the same amount of preparation for the storm, whether it came -- hit us hard or didn't hit us hard. we still had to go through the same steps and organize all the teams. >> one of the staunchest critics of pepco telling 9news now a combination of not bearing the brunts of the storm and better prep work led to a better response, he says that will go a long way to rebuilding goodwill with its customers. >>> still a few of the neighbors without power to the west. bge says that less than 500 outages still exist in our region. potomac edison still has more than 15,000 customers without power in maryland. they are reporting more than 68,000 outages in west virginia. now you can still help the victims of hurricane sandy. just by going to our facebook page. it's so easy. you click the like button on wusa9 for everyone who does, we're going to donate $1 to the american red cross sandy relief fund. >>> 4:32. we are in the final days of campaign 2012 now. president obama picks up a pretty big endorsement from new york city mayor michael bloomberg. he held rallies in wisconsin, nevada, even colora
evacuation order was in effect at the time, but many people chose to stay behind. let us show you what parts of long beach island used to look like. as a point of reference, notice the white house at the bottom of the cul-de-sac, the one with the pool. now look at it today. that's the white house, wrecked, and the street is now a canal. long beach island has 150,000 residents in the summer, but today we found it mostly empty. the national guard is on patrol. earth movers are clearing roads of tons of beach sand. piles of debris are rising in parking lots. among the only residents here today were frank and sandra smith. they rode ow the storm. they're in day three without power, an and the utility may shut off the gas in town tonight as a safety precaution. it's been several days now since the storm. what has it been like living here on the island? >> cold. dreary. we have no water, except drinking water. no electric. >> pelley: why did you decide to stay? >> because we knew if we left, we couldn't come back. they won't let-- if we leave now, we can't come back. would you like to see inside?
>>> hello, thank you for joining us, i'm j.c. hayward. election day is just one day away. here's a live look at president obama. he is speaking at a rally in madison, wish -- wisconsin. his republican challenger mitt romney is in lynchburg, virginia for a ral lie that is going to take place there in about 30 minutes. danielle nottingham reports on both candidates, making a final push to win over votes. >> mitt romney kicked off his last campaign day in florida, where voters will help award the biggest battleground prize. >> we can begin a better tomorrow, tomorrow. with the help of the people in florida, that is exactly what is going to happen. >> reporter: the republican nominee is on a final tear through the states that will decide who wins the white house. >> i need iowa. cleveland really does rock, you know that? >> reporter: president obama is spending the final hours of the campaign in wisconsin, iowa and ohio. and he is using star power to push supporters to the polls. today bruce springsteen joins the president on the campaign trail. >> you know where i stand. you know
work for the u.s. central command. petraeus headed the central command from late 2008 to mid 2010. and during that time presented kelley and her husband an award for raising money to pay for junior enlisted men and women to attend military balls. petraeus has told friends that he had no romantic involvement with kelley. and only saw her when she was with her husband. law enforcement officials say they found no evidence to refute that. and described kelley as a victim who received and messages.threatening some close to petraeus say he's told them the affair with broadwell began about two months after he took over the central intelligence agency in september 2011. and the affair ended about four months ago. friends of petraeus say he described the trust with broadwell as infrequent and he say he never pursued her after the affair ended. now law enforcement officials stress to us that kelley is in no trouble at all. in fact no one is roicly to face any criminal charges here. the fbi investigation in the end found only a personal affair and no concerns about national security. jses bo
financial crisis, another u.s. credit downgrade. those who do say there absolutely has to be a compromise. shortly after the confetti fell on election night both sides claimed victory in their vision of how to deal with the economy. >> there was a message sent to us by the american people based on the campaign. people making all this money have to contribute a little bit more. >> the american people made clear there's still a mandate for raising tax rates. >> reporter: president obama won the election on the idea that the wealthiest americans should pay more in taxes. a new study said the president's plan would increase revenue and slow economic growth by a tenth of a percent. >> good afternoon, everyone. >> reporter: republicans point to a different study. >> the in accounting firm of ernst and young said going over the fiscal cliff and raising taxes on the wealthiest would cost jobs. >> reporter: how to avoid this fiscal cliff are expected to begin in ernest next week when congress returns to work. >> legislation is the art of compromise, consensus building. >> reporter: house speaker j
to call at this point. derrick. >>> thank you anita. we have a winner in the virginia u.s. senate race. democrat tim kaine defeats george allen. now, andrea ma karen is with the -- andrea ma karen is with -- mac karen is with them. and sadie is with the democratic party. >> reporter: yeah. people were cautious coming in. it took a while to develop. tim kaine is finishing up his victor speech. there he goes. thanking everybody. i don't know if you can hear me. but the crowd is very excited. tim kaine hugging congressman bobby scott right there. and to the far right i'm not sure if you can see him, but it is his father-in-law. obviously even very excited -- everybody excited. it was a hard fought, tight race. $80 million. the most expensive senate race this year. lots of negative ads. 50 million of that money came from outside sources. and governor kaine said they fought against the negative advertisements. everybody very excited. tim kaine talked a little about his missionary work. he took a year off from college and went and lived in honduras where he went to missionary for a year. tal
>>> hello and thank you for joining us, i'm j.c. hayward. a young man is dead after he stabbed his grandfather and then confronted police with a knife. shots rang out early this morning on 17th street northeast near newton street. kristin fisher has more now from the scene. >> reporter: well, this all started around 6:30 this morning. a grandfather called police and said that his grandson was attacking him. but when d.c. police got to this home on 17th street, that grandson turned on them. here's d.c. police chief cathy la near to describe what happened next. >> when they arrived on scene and came up to the house, apparently the suspect came up attacked the officers. >> reporter: one officer a ten year veteran was stabbed several times in the neck, head and hands. that officer then pulled out his gun and opened fire. >> we believe the suspect was hit instantly. and is remaining here on the scene. he is deceased here on the scene. >> we heard all these police cars and fire truck, ambulances and then apparently the helicopter. >> reporter: this man lives just a few doors down. and he
are not the policies that america needs for the future. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. i'm terrell brown. the painfully slow recovery continues in the aftermath of hurricane sandy's widespread destruction. transportation is gradually being restored and power is coming back little by little and people are struggling to dig out from a munten of debris. at least 90 deaths are blamed on the storm. property damage estimated from $30 billion to $50 billion, that would make it the second costliest storm in u.s. history, only behind hurricane katrina. 4.6 million customers have no power from east coast to the midwest. randall, good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. we like to talk about the good news. the amazing hard work that is being done to recover, but so much was lost and still so much work remaining to be done. it's all taking a toll. you didn't have to look hard to find frustrat
, all on wusa9.com. click on campaign 2012. and don't forget to join us throughout the day for complete coverage on all the races. >>> elsewhere in the northeast, concerns are being raised about voting. in new jersey, several watchdog election groups are questioning security in letting displaced voters submit plats by mail, e- mail or -- ballots by mail, e- mail or even fax. they say unless the state clarifies the rules, they may sue. new york city plans to use shuttle buses to transport voters to the polls. new york and new jersey are allowing displaced residents to cast a provisional ballot for president and statewide office holders in any polling place. >>> the uncertainty of voting tonight comes as authorities in both localities, new york and new jersey prepare for a nor'easter which is making its way toward the east coast. officials say the storm could slow efforts to restore power to the nearly 2 million people who are still without electricity. cold weather has made it hard for the people who lack heat or are now homeless. the storm is expected to pri winds of up to 55 miles an h
right to prescribe drugs had his first hearing yesterday. >> as gary nurenberg tells us, it started with a twist when the judge threw out the testimony from a key government witness. >> reporter: the day began with a silent vigil held by salerian and his supporters held in sib butte of three patients who committed suicide since the government stopped him from writing prescriptions in april. >> this is for the memory of the people who died unnecessarily. >> reporter: the government withheld secretly videotaped photographs. >> i'm not the guy you want to ask about the government. >> reporter: you're not surprised? >> no. >> reporter: should they have provided that video to you? >> yes. >> reporter: the case is complicated. burglars stole prescription pads from him nearly two years ago and he says forged his name on prescriptions up and down the east coast. the d.c. government is trying to permanently revoke his license to write prescriptions for class two narcotics arguing he prescribes them too frequently. >> it's all about patient care and whether patients who need pain medication g
. in fact, a look at the satellite picture will show us the storm developing over the lower mississippi river valley, and this is going to continue to take shape and strengthen over the next 24 hours. the details are still a little bit unclear on exactly what's going to happen, but in general, the worst of the weather wednesday and thursday. we can expect wind-driven rains in the coastal areas with gusts to 65 miles per hour, particularly on the east end of long island and other coastal communities. there could be a heavy wet snow inland, and depending on where that falls, that could contribute to additional power outages and we're also very concerned about some significant coastal flooding in areas that suffered a lot of damage during hurricane sandy. again, more details will be available in the next 12 hours. i'm david bernard, cbs news, miami. >>> coming up on the morning news,t is halftime in america. president obama and mitt romney make a final pitch to sports fans in a pair of last-minute interviews on "monday night football." but first, caught on tape. the frightening collapse of
increased patrols in the neighborhood and also using undercover officers as decoys with an effort to capture the suspect. >>> the east coast rapist is expected to plead guilty. investigators say aaron thomas is linked to sexual assaults -- excuse me up and down the east coast and prosecutors say thomas will indeed plead guilty to attacks in prince william and loudoun counties. in 2009, he allegedly attacked three teenage trick-or-treaters on halloween and also accused of raping a woman in her apartment in 2001. >>> 4:36. a look at the other stories making news. today the man who wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords and killed six others will be sentenced. jared loughner is expected to get life in prison with no chance of parole. giffords and her husband are expected to attend the sentencing along with other survivors. >>> a california man who made an antiislamic film which sparked protests in the arab world is going back to jail. he was sentenced to one year in jail for violating his probation. that's stemming from a 2010 bank fraud conviction. dozens were killed in the protests over the
have been meeting. the u.s. and other countries have been pressuring the group to present a united front. >>> president owe wam ma honored the nation -- obama honored the nation's veterans with a traditional wreath laying ceremony. he said it's intended to remember every service member who has ever worn our nation's uniform. he urged americans to welcome back u.s. troops who are now coming home. >> over the next few years, more than a million service members will transition back to civilian life. they'll take off their uniforms and take on a new and lasting role. they will be veterans. as they come home, it falls to us, their fellow citizens, to be there for them. >> the president also noted this is the first veterans day in a decade with no american troops officially fighting in iraq. >>> the vietnam veterans memorial continues to be one of the area's most visited and emotional sites. >> surae chinn talked to veterans who gathered at the wall to honor their fallen friends. >> reporter: i come out twice a year for memorial day and veterans day. >> reporter: the wall can move people
to celebrate four more years in the white house. >> you voted for action. not politics as usual. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. >> reporter: the president won almost all of the battle ground state, giving him a decisive electoral victory. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. >> reporter: governor romney congratulated the president. the republican challenger says he gave everything he had to this campaign. >> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader. so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and this great nation. >> reporter: the two candidates who clashed on so many issues found common ground. >> at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> i'm looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders to both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together. >> reporter: and
"like" us on facebook. it's a quick and simple way for you to help out. >>> campaign 2012. back in full swing once again today after canceling events all week because of hurricane sandy. president obama goes back out on the trail with events in wisconsin. nevada and colorado. mitt romney is going to make three stops just in virginia today. yesterday, he was in tampa, florida. he avoided directly attacking the president. but he did offer some subtle criticism. >> i don't just talk about change. i actually have a plan to execute change. and to make it happen. >> with the election just five days away polls show the race is incredibly tight. a new cbs poll of likely voters show romney is putting the lead very small. >>> brad pitt is putting money behind same sex marriage. he's donating $100,000 to the human rights campaign to help it support same sex initiatives in several states. that includes maine, minnesota and washington state as well as maryland. >>> early voting centers will be open again today in maryland. prince george's county executive rushern baker and other local leaders stoppe
to testify at hearings about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi but now acting director michael morrell will take his place. >> don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before, during and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> reporter: senator diane feinstein says petraeus could still be called to testify at some point in the future. and the affair started two months after petraeus took over the cia. so far paula broadwell has been quiet about the relationship. >> tara mergener in washington for us this morning. thank you. it's been two weeks since hurricane sandy but for tens of thousands of frustrated and beaten down victims the nightmare is not over yet. some are trying to rebuild from scratch. for others the issue is power. this morning in new york and new jersey some 73,000 customers remain without electricity the. that means no heat or no hot water. most are on long island. over the weekend there were protests against the long island power authority. mark strassman has our report. >> reporter: new york's veterans day parade w
lifestyle. tonight a u.s. attorney announces a 31-county indictment against local youth boxing director keely thompson junior and his wife bye annika. prosecutors say the couple spent hundreds of thous sards of grant money on car, cruises, gambling, even renting a ferris wheel for a house party. >>> on to superstorm sandy where new york city has now canceled the marathon. that's one of the biggest sporting events of the year but at least 41 new yorkers died in the super symptoms, and nearly half of them on statten island. hundreds need food and water, and they say help just isn't coming fast enough. >> reporter: the new york city marathon is the latest victim of superstorm sandy. the city canceled after public backlash. some complained the marathon would take police away from areas still recovering from the storm. the mayor issued a statement saying we cannot allow controversy over an athletic event to distract attention away from the critically important work that is being done to recover from the storm. many of those affect agreed. >> life changes. you can't -- sometimes you've got t
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